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Jason Patric Signs for 'Powers,' 'Locke & Key' Gets Comic-Con Screening and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 22nd 2011 11:30AM
Jason PatricJason Patric has been tapped to star in FX's 'Powers' pilot.

Patric will star opposite Lucy Punch in the pilot based on Brian Michael Bendis's popular comic series.

According to Deadline, Patric will play Christian Walker, a detective in a world where superheros are common.

Patric previously starred in HBO's pilot 'Tilda,' opposite Diane Keaton and Ellen Page.

The 'Powers' was written by Charles H. Eglee with Michael Dinner tapped to direct.

In other TV news ...

Pruitt Taylor Vince has joined the cast of 'The Walking Dead.' The 'Deadwood' veteran will play Otis, a handyman at a farm the Rick and the gang stumble upon. [TVLine]

Fox's 'Locke & Key' pilot will screen at San Diego Comic-Con. The show wasn't ordered to series, but the comic book adaptation will see the light of day at the popular comic book/pop culture convention. The session will be held July 22 at 10:30AM. [Deadline]

Disney Channel is launching a new hidden camera series, 'PrankStars.' The series, hosted by Mitchel Musso, will see Disney stars surprising their biggest fans. Selena Gomez, Musso and Debby Ryan appear in the first episode airing Fri., July 15 at 8PM. [Disney]

Nick Lachey is embarking on another marriage in front of the cameras. The reality TV personality and 98 Degrees singer will have his wedding to Vanessa Minnillo televised. It'll air on TLC. Lachey and ex-wife Jessica Simpson previously starred in the MTV reality series 'Newlyweds,' about their now-defunct marriage. [TLC]

Hugh Hefner's wedding special will still air on Lifetime. Hef said it will now have a runaway bride theme and air in July. [Hugh Hefner/Twitter]

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